PCCW Global provides video and media broadcast solution to Home2US for its global expansion

Monday, May 23, 2011

– PCCW Global Inc., a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications provider, PCCW Limited, is providing a turnkey video and media broadcast solution to Home2US Communications Inc. (Home2US), a leading U.S. satellite-based, direct-to-home pay-TV service provider specializing in the aggregation and distribution of international content globally.

PCCW Global’s video and media broadcast solution allows Home2US to manage the content elements of its business, focus on the end-user customer needs and manage its day-to-day operations more efficiently. The utilization of PCCW Global’s worldwide MPLS network as part of the broadcast solution offering also enables Home2US to expand its footprint without having to substantially increase capital investments and operating expenses.

By understanding the customer’s business and lending its expertise, PCCW Global also affords cost efficiency, speed of implementation, and diversity as additional benefits to Home2US and will assure efficient collection and transport of video content throughout the various points of the network.

Riding on PCCW Global’s extensive fiber and satellite networks, the video and media broadcast solution is designed for broadcasters, content providers, and DTH (direct-to-home) operators for the seamless transport of video content throughout the world, end-to-end monitoring and proactive support for their customers.

Ms. Nancy Dube, Chief Marketing Officer of Home2US, said, “Reflective of the strong demand for international programming among ethnic viewers across North America and elsewhere in the world, Home2US is expanding its lineup of international programming, distributed via its premier SES-1 satellite platform in the USA, to meet the diverse demands of viewers. In order to transport the best TV and radio programming available from several continents to our head-end in Woodbine, Maryland, USA, we have been also diversifying our backhaul strategies to add more options that can combine efficiency, resiliency and speed with which we can compress the implementation timelines to go-to-market with the new programming sourced directly from their origin. This requires a strong working relationship with a company such as PCCW Global that can provide the backbone and the infrastructure upon which our services can be transported to our uplink and operational centers.”

Mr. Richard Brolly, President of Americas of PCCW Global Inc., said “We are proud to have been chosen by Home2US to continue to provide transmission solutions via a variety of technologies. Our robust network with global reach and award winning customer support is a perfect fit for partners such as Home2US and we look forward to mutual sustained growth.”